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Jessfischer

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 Posted - 11/17/2008 :  4:32:22 PM Show Profile Add Jessfischer to Buddylist
Our Salvatore has been getting progressively worse since 10/30. He is currently at U of Penn Vet with dehydration, vomiting, diarrhea and his heart rate keeps fluctuating. Running a battery of test with no diagnosis. Anyone with similar known situation please help!

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KarenIN

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» Subject: Re: Severe Vomiting & Diarrhea
How awful. I'm sorry, I don't have an answer for you.
Please let us know if Salvatore is getting any better and if he is going to be ok.

Kind Regards, Karen

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» Subject: Re: Severe Vomiting & Diarrhea
how old is Salvatore? Is this a first time event or has he had problems in the past? My boy ended up in the Emergency clinic last year with the same and they eventually felt it was a virus of some sort. Ivs and flagel helped but he has kind of a dicey stomach now. Hope all is getting better!

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» Subject: RE:Re: Severe Vomiting & Diarrhea
he just turned 5 and this is totally out of the blue. they are giving him the flagel and treating for esphagitis. he already went on the allergy free food science diet z/d. he is out of the icu tonight and i am going to see him tomorrow to discuss the next course of action. they are giving him a protein infused fluid for adema! i feel so helpless.
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how old is Salvatore? Is this a first time event or has he had problems in the past? My boy ended up in the Emergency clinic last year with the same and they eventually felt it was a virus of some sort. Ivs and flagel helped but he has kind of a dicey stomach now. Hope all is getting better!

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 4   Posted - 12/02/2008 :  11:27:56 AM Show Profile Add DBH to Buddylist
» Subject: Re: Severe Vomiting & Diarrhea
Have his IGA levels checked. It sounds like it could be a severe case of SIBO, small intestine bacteria overgrowth. An internist veterinary can do the blood test for about $100.

I had SIBO in one of my Spinone - not common in our breed but huge in breeds like the German Shepherd. Switched him to rice and burger before making the big switch to a raw food diet - terrified me at first as raw food feeding seemed scary but it really isn't. I've been feeding raw food for almost four years now and I'll never go back to kibble.

Also, my internist vet started my boy on Tylan powder which is an antibiotic and basically stopped the diarrhea which made him more willing to eat - any vomiting was due to a reluctance to eat because he associated eating with not feeling good. Who could blame him!?!

I had his IGA level tested a year later and it was up - not much, but it was up. The next year I only gave him the Tylan powder once a day, but obviously still on raw food. Tested him again, two years from initial diagnosis, and IGA level was up a few more points. So stopped the Tylan totally and everything is fine now.

May not be what your boy has, but worth looking into as far as the IGA level. A low IGA level presents with many different symptoms, but SIBO is one of them and it is often confused for Irritable Bowel Symdrome but it is very different.

I recommend the book "Raw Dog Food" by Carina Beth MacDonald - the most clear and understanding approach to feeding raw. You can get it through Amazon.

I feed Oma's Pride, which is online and there are many placed to buy it from retailers - raw food already packaged and ready to go.

Anyway, just a suggestion. When I had my SIBO situation, I was desperate to try anything so that's why I'm throwing this out to you.

The Tylan and raw food can't hurt him. If I didn't feed raw food, I would use the Timberwolf or Innova kibble.

Good luck!

dbh

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» Subject: Re: Severe Vomiting & Diarrhea
My Spinone had some of these symptoms. A holistic vet made up some potions, put her on enzymes and several supplements, and we have stopped most vaccinations. She is being titred b/c she was over-vaccinated. Think outside the box.

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